The finest, best-behaved, most critically-thinking, most passionate young human beings I have ever met were homeschooled children. My awe of some of these children inspired me to homeschool, with the hopes of my children turning out a fraction as wonderful as these young people were. [Caveat: Not all homeschooled children are well-behaved and balanced. But the reverse is true: the best-behaved children are often homeschooled.]
So, it has always been a joke–of the most ridiculous order–to hear people’s objections, that homeschooled children are unsocialized. There are more poorly socialized children roaming the halls of public and private schools than home schools. I was would NEVER want my children to be socialized as poorly as the average school kid!
I broke out into laughter when I saw this shirt, worn by a child from one of the best families I’ve ever met. They are loving, compassionate, accomplished, smart people. I would be thrilled for any of my children to turn out half as well as they. The irony was too much!